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the costs of medicare and medicaid and it won't cost anybody anything. that's great politics. it's just not true. so there's got to be some test of realism in any of these proposals, mine included. i've got to hold myself accountable. i guarantee the american people will hold themselves -- will hold me accountable if what i'm selling doesn't actually deliver. >> mr. president, a point of clarification, what's in the better solutions book are all the legislative proposals. >> i understand that. i've actually read your bills. >> that were offered throughout 2009. >> i understand. >> rest assured, the summary document you've received is backed up by precisely the kind of detailed legislation that speaker pel owes y and your administration have been busy ignoring for 12 months. >> wait. hold on a second. no, no, no, no, no. hold on a second. you know, mike, i've read your legislation. i mean, i take a look at this stuff. and the good ideas, we take. but here is the thing -- here is the thing, i guess, that all of us have to be mindful of. it can't be all or nothing, one way or the other. yo
the country. so whether you work for yourself, you're employed, retired, or medicare-eligible, call now for free information. and get what you need to make health care decisions... that work for you. you don't even have to be an aarp member to call. all you have to do is be yourself. and, if you have any questions about medicare, call today and get your free copy of "medicare made clear," by unitedhealth educational publishing group. it will help you better understand all your choices. so don't wait. call today for your free guide. >>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports," human disaster on a scale hard to describe. untold numbers of dead, injured or missing. 3 million people homeless, dead bodies unclaimed. no water, power, medical supplies, poor communications. first responders from the fairfax, virginia, search and rescue. >> it's the worst i've seen. obviously, it was pretty nice to be able to find somewhere that was -- we were able to help. >> a global response led by the united states. as american survivors jam the airport, desperate to get out, one graduate student with nbc's k
some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> we're back. you're watching msnbc. cindy mccain says she is okay with same-sex marriage. so much so she posed for this ad. it's a challenge to propositio
, or medicare-eligible, call now for free information. and get what you need to make health care decisions... that work for you. you don't even have to be an aarp member to call. all you have to do is be yourself. and, if you have any questions about medicare, call today and get your free copy of "medicare made clear," by unitedhealth educational publishing group. it will help you better understand all your choices. so don't wait. call today for your free guide. >>> breaking news on andrea mitchell reports, president obama will speak at any moment now from the white house about the situation in haiti. today, in a phone call to the haitian president, president obama pledged full support in the quake recovery effort. and we've just learned the united states military is now distributing first aid in a massive effort to help haiti. the situation there is growing more desperate by the minute. but the race to get aid inside haiti is being complicated by major obstacles, most notably, the lack of infrastructure, the death toll now estimated at 50,000 to 100,000 by some aid groups, u.n. peacekeepe
should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> we are at war. we are at war against al qaeda, a far-reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9/11 that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people and that is plotting to s
it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> 9:26 on the east coast, 6:26 in the west. welcome back to "the daily rundown". top stories right now, trial begins today for a
you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> cia director leon panetta is on the offense today, lashing out at criticism coming from within the cia's own ranks and retired ranks, some former spies accusing agents in afg
insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> this hour on msnbc, it is a scene described by some as simply hell. thousands of dead left in the streets of haiti's capital. now those who are alive are trying to hold back desperation and tempers flaring as people cling to any source of food and water available.
diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call the number on your screen. >>> right now on msnbc, breaking news. the brother of figure skater nancy kerrigan is under arrest for assaulting his father who later died. >> also ahead, president obama appears to be hitting the reset button. so just how does the administration move forward after one year? >>> send the men home and let women pass health care? we'll hear from one congresswoman about gender and getting things done on capitol hill. >>> also ahead new minute by minute details that led up to tiger woods infamous car crash from an insider who claims to know. >>> plus an extraordinary look at the training behind one of the u.s. military's most secretive and dangerous group of warriors, the navy s.e.a.l.s. good afternoon, everybody. good afternoon, tamron. i'm david shuster live in washington. >> hey, david. good afternoon. i'm tamron hall live in new york. we begin with b
around medicare payments in context of the health care vote. maybe they thought there's some graft there, there's some corruption and we'll appoint ourselves to go uncover it. >> allen raymond, the author of "how to rig an election" with unique experience on the manipulation of phone systems for political gain. it's valuable to have your insight. thanks very much for joining us. >> you're welcome. thanks for having me. >>> i should note one political connection here. there is one sort of strange but direct political connection here for these four men arrested in this case. the father of one of them i noted is an acting u.s. attorney in louisiana. and that acting u.s. attorney in louisiana only has that job right now because republican senator david vitter put a hold on the nominee to replace that u.s. attorney. so, again, we don't have any idea if connections like that count as political connections, that count as things that are suspicious in the case of an alleged crime like this. but at this point we know very little about the motivations behind this crime and behind -- i guess we kno
to understand your meter. if you're over 65, have diabetes and are on medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call the number on your screen. >>> breaking news. a rocket attack in afghanistan targets a building slated to house the u.s. consulate. one rocket hit the building shattering windows. the two other explosions happened nearby. fortunately no one was hurt. just last month the u.s. ambassador signed an agreement to lease the former five-star hotel in herat for the u.s. consulate. >>> michael steele is firing back at critics who want to put a muzzle on him. "the new york times" reports some donors aren't giving money to the rnc because of michael steele. >> if you don't want me
of the medicare prescription drug entitlement even though it was my party in power in congress and in the white house. i think what you've got is a new generation of republican leadership that in the last year demonstrated our willingness not only to stand against more borrowing and spending and bailouts and these government takeovers, but republicans, i know it didn't get reported a lot, but republicans had substantive alternatives on the economy, on the budget, on energy, on health care. and as we meet with the president next week our hope is that now having heard all of us from the american people that we're going to be able to get a willing ear at the white house and among democrats on capitol hill about some of our proposals to get the economy moving again and get spending under control. >> for the fun of it, let's talk about a couple of pieces of low hanging fruit. health care and the banks. there is a legalized monopoly with insurance, yet they came in with a mandate that forced everybody to buy health insurance in an unreformed monopoly which forced the stocks to explode without liberat
, it will raise taxes, it will hurt medicare, it will destroy jobs and run our nation deeper into debt. >> welcome back to "hardball" live from doyle's cafe in boston. what is that republican victory for scott brown in massachusetts mean? joining me now political analyst lawrence o'donnell. if you were back here advises these senators, how auto would you do it? >> my advice was always confidential. i don't see any way you go forward from here with health care. now i'm not saying they can't do it. i've run bills through the senate in reconciliation. i've done them without reconciliation that needed 60-vote thresholds to get over. i know every procedure that's available now. i don't know one that can work. within the reconciliation procedure, what everyone always forgets that every single day, usually several times a day, there are 60 vote thresholds that you have to clear. these are parliamentary procedural thresholds that get thrown inside the reconciliation process and, yes, you only need 51 at the end and you don't need a closure vote to get to that 51, but you have several procedural votes that
of the medicare payroll tax that sir tax on those over the 500,000 and then you're going to see somewhat probably at a much higher level, much higher level of the excise tax. i think that and the reality to you, ed s. where we're going to end up. the bottom line is to stand back. >> that is politically tough for the president because he told union leaders that he would not go after their benefits and tax them. it's going to be -- you know, a hit on middle class families. we are democrats that should understand that this is about the american family that george bush -- you talked about how many jobs are created. george bush's regime, only 1 million jobs have been created in this whole eight years and then president clinton is 23 million. so we've got to remember that these workers, their medium level of income decreased during the last eight years, $2,000. >> great to have you on tonight. >> thank you for having me, ed. >> coming up, eliot spitzer made a career of locking up boys on wall street. that's next. (announcer) we understand. you want to grow internationally. (announcer) we understand. wh
the uninsured, strengthen medicare for seniors and stop insurance company abuses, let me know. let me know. let me know. [ applause ] i'm eager to see it. here's what i ask congress, though. don't walk away from reform. not now. not when we are so close. let us find a way to come together and finish the job for the american people. let's get it done. let's get it done. [ applause ] now, even as health care reform would reduce our deficit, it's not enough to dig us out of a massive fiscal hole in which we find ourselves. it's a challenge that makes all others that much harder to solve. and one that's been subject to a lot of political posturing. so let me start the discussion of government spending by setting the record straight. at the beginning of the last decade, the year 2000, america had a budget surplus of over $200 billion. by the time i took office, we had a one-year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. decade. most of this was the result of not paying for two wars, two tax cuts, and an expensive prescription drug program. on top of that
been writing think there is not enough reform in it and they begin with medicare. trying to pay for a lot of this by cutting medicare is not the solution. you've got to rearrange medicare, there was a story in the new york times this past week what happens at ucla where they extend life no matter what the cost is, and it becomes well beyond what is reasonable medically. >> as we get older. >> get older. but for example, at ucla medical center, they spend $92,000 i think is the number on the last two years of a life at portland, oregon north of there they spend $52,000 because they have better controls on medicare. so until you begin to pay for value and performance, then health care reform is not going to work despite all of the pieces. >> here we are at the dawn of a new decade. a lot of talk about the old decade. there was a cartoon that caught my eye that shows uncle sam trying to return the first decade of this century to the returns and exchanges bureau and the lady says i'm sorry, sir, we have rules against returning entire decades. but doris, a lot made about the notion o
study shows that health care slowed in 2008. centers for medicare and medicaid services say spending totaled $2.3 trillion in 2008. that's a growth of only 4.4%. the slowest rate of increase since the cms began tracking spending in 1960. the government blames the recession for a lower number. >>> house democrats are meeting now to talk about the next step in the health care reform effort. >> it seems they may be ready to forego the formal negotiation possible necessary order to come up with a final bill. but there are new calls to make those talks public. nbc's luke russert joins us from capitol hill. so, luke, we will talk about the c-spanish u in a moment. first, explain ping pong to us, if you will. >> reporter: well, a lot of us know ping pong is a great game that can be played well in a your 80s and 90s. but here up on capitol hill, ping pong is actually a term used that when the house and senate send back ideas about legislation informally without convening the real conference committee. that's the formal process about which the two chambers come together to work on the bill. t
to realize that perhaps digging in on things like the public option, on expanding medicare, on closing the doughnut hole maybe is a better strategy for winning over that 60th vote, but unless we win over the country on this debate, we can't do any big thing like this without muscular clear leadership on -- outside the beltway which we just haven't had. >> what are you going to do different? you tried to pass the bill in the senate. you couldn't get more than 60 senators. now you've got 59. what can you do different going ahead that you didn't do before? what's the change? i don't get the change here you're proposing. >> i think here's the difference. we've been obsessing recently, what is olympia snowe going to do and joe likeman and ben nelson? >> but you don't know. >> what i'm saying, trying to get to 60, we lost sight of that's not the way americans look at this challenge. they want improved health care with lower costs and things like that. i think that the president of the united states at his state of the union address should do for health care what he did today is say, look, we
, strengthen medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses, let me know. let me know. let me know. i'm eager to see it. >> president obama last night daring his critics to come to the table with a better plan for health care reform. he wants congress to get it done. and today, house speaker nancy pelosi promised that they would pass a bill by any means necessary. joining me now is ohio congressman and former presidential candidate, dennis kucinich. congressman, good to have you on tonight. . good to be with you. >> your thoughts on a way forward at this point? it looks like there's going to have to be major concessions, even though there is a few issues here, on the senate side or the house side to finally get something going. give us that path. what do you think, dennis? >> well, first of all, my own personal opinion, ed, is that the senate bill is a nonstarter, that we should pay attention to what happened in massachusetts, take a deep breath, take a step back, create millions of jobs, regain the confidence in the american people and then come back with a bill that the president ap
with solutions. looking closely to solve the bigger problems, medicare social security. at first step, wall street is fine with this. if it was a last step it would not be. >> i want to ask ron brownstein about that in a second. first to you ken stickland. the opponents, i think, were about evenly divided 24-22 against from the two partyies. so, you had the republicans opposing it because they thought inevitably it would lead to tax increases to reduce deficits and democrats were opposed to it because they didn't want to bite the bullet on the kinds of spending cuts discretionary spending cuts from exactly the programs they've long been trying to protect. >> let me give you more on the vote total. i've seen such bipartisanship because an equal amount of democrats and republicans were opposed to this. almost more than half democrats supported it and most republicans rejected it. the president will try to do something similar wan executive order. judd gregg, sponsor of this deficit commission says that's firing with fake bullets, that basically it won't require con
money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> exactly one month after the disappearance of a utah mom, there's word this morning susan powell's husband, a person of interest in the case, is packing up and movi
and are on medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call the number on your screen. the 5-year, 100,000 mile transferable powertrain warranty, from gmc. with roadside assistance and courtesy transportation, it's the best coverage in america. >>> so after a long night in massachusetts, democrats in other blue states are doing a gut check themselves this morning. on that list could be maryland, a state that is as democratic as massachusetts with that same blue-collar voter, with that independent streak in it. first on this show, a gonzalez research poll out of the maryland's governor race this morning, where you have former republican governor bob ehrlich contemplating a rematch with democra
lieberman and senator nelson. the other thing is to start over again and add medicare, add 55-year-olds up to medicare, which is what the senate was thinking about doing in the first place. there's a big advantage if you do that. you don't get universal insurance and insurance reform, but the senate bill has very little reform in it anyway. you get per insured rate away who can't get it because they're over 55. i think that kind of approach is the kind of approach i would use. get it done, have it easy to understand. the expansion of medicare is easy to understand. we can run it through reconciliation pretty quickly. you don't have a choice. if you're going to get anything done in the senate from this point on, it's going to be through reconciliation. >> governor dean, thank you very much. we have to take a quick break right now, and we'll be checking in with scott brown's headquarters. hevy tahoe, south on i-75, near exit 5. we're on it. onstar, we may have that tahoe. ok, i'll flash the lights. we got it. it's in the clear. i'm sending a signal to cut the power. we got him. mr. ross, the
on medicare, who are looking at a medicare trust fund that's going to be insolvent too soon. it's important to our economy as a whole if we're going to be competitive. >> the devil in the details? >> sure. >> is it too expensive as it is now and do you think it has a chance of ending up on his desk? >> well, i voted for the bill that passed out of the senate. it was fully paid for and it helped to reduce our deficit over the next ten years. it's going to be too expensive if we don't address this issue. and, you know, i think we'll know in the coming weeks whether we're going to be able to get a bill through. >> and one of the things the president talked about, time and again -- he really lamb entered the partisan divide in washington. i want to play what jeb bush had to say, senator. >> it's one thing to give a good speech. the other thing is to invite people who don't agree exactly with your point of view to build consensus. if the president chose leadership in that regard, leaders of the republican party and democratic party will have to follow. >> given the current political divide, the
patch this bill, do a lot of good things. they could even extend medicare down to age 55 as they were talking about a few weeks ago a lot of other good things. there's only one way to get there though, that is for the house to pass the senate bill. then -- you know, it is a bank shot. they need -- they need to have some -- some understanding, maybe even on paper, that these -- these senate reconciliation amendments would then be applied with 51 votes, but if they get that, then they should go ahead and pass the senate bill, which then would make health care law. and that would advance the process and they could proceed to fixing it but the idea now of saying, oh, oh, we have got to do all these other things first, let's just wait, that's what the president was speaking against last night. and it is as much the responsibility of liberals like kucinich as it is conservatives to keep their eye on the ball and ram this sucker home. >> well, this is -- it appears tonight only way this is going to get done, but it looks like the most influential person in this right now would be nancy pelos
testing supplies - but it's where i get my prescription drugs as well. see if you're on medicare, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies as well as your prescription drugs may be covered. liberty takes care of all the paperwork with medicare and sends the prescription forms directly to your doctor for approval. then, on your schedule, packs up this box and sends it right to your door with no charge for shipping. and liberty assures you have everything you need to manage your diabetes, including most brand name meters. call now and we'll send you a free meter. plus, a free cookbook when you join. call liberty. they can help you live a better life. call the number on your screen. >>> i'm julia with cnbc market wrap. dow down 62 points, s&p down 11 and nasdaq 36. freddie mac averaged 4.9%, slightly down from last week. >>> skyrocketed a.m.son profits the fourth quarter. jumped 71% to $384 millimeter. microsoft profits surged 60% in the fourth quarter drivenly sales of the october release of the new operating system windows 7. microsoft profits soared to $6.7 billion. that's it from cnbc f
of medicare and capped out of pocket expenses. there is a range of things that will become law. when the president signs this bill, not in four years, but immediately. if we don't pass it, it will live as a negative caricature in people's minds. terrible mistake. >> here's my advice. it's worth what i give you. it's free and maybe it's worth that. it seems to me this administration is perceived to be activists when it comes to government. progressive, if you will. it believes in positive government. the only question will be the same in november. the voters know about your administration. do you believe about getting things done for the country? the only question is open to the voters. not whether you are progressive or not, but whether you are successful or not. you might as well go for it. you might as well. great to have you on. >> thank you. >> thank you for coming on "hardball." does scott brown's victory mean health care reform is dead or can the democrats keep it alive? let's talk about it with the go former governor of vermont, howard dean that started this years ago. you are
this more complicated than it needs to be. we've abandoned some of the principles like expanding medicare. a lot of voters don't like the direction we're going on health care. but if we don't have 60 votes -- i keep hearing the senators say without 60, they can't pass anything. well, it looks like they may not have 60. >> do you know what the speaker's talking about when she says it will happen one way or the other? >> they're talking about the negotiations at the white house, it seems to have a flavor of whistling past the graveyard. i don't think negotiating around the 60 vote senate majority makes a lot of sense, late tonight -- i hope that martha coakley wins, but if we don't, it dramatically changes the environment. look, the republicans have said that if they get this 41st vote, they're going to use it to kill health care. i think we should take them at their word. >> what do you do? do progressive members agree to pass the senate bill? or do they hope to finetune something and use reconciliation? do you punt? what do you do? >> i think we need to take a step back and get the messag
're on medicare, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies as well as your prescription drugs may be covered. liberty takes care of all the paperwork with medicare and sends the prescription forms directly to your doctor for approval. then, on your schedule, packs up this box and sends it right to your door with no charge for shipping. and liberty assures you have everything you need to manage your diabetes, including most brand name meters. call now and we'll send you a free meter. plus, a free cookbook when you join. call liberty. they can help you live a better life. call the number on your screen. >>> we simply cannot accept a system in which hedge funds or private equity firms inside banks can place huge, risky bets that are subsidized by taxpayers and pose a conflict of interest. and we cannot accept a system in which shareholders make money on these operations, if the bank wins, but taxpayers foot the bill if the bank loses. >> president announcing new rules designed to keep banks from becoming either too big or taking on too much risk. >> alex, the president called the banks irrespon
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